Homemade Peach Jam

peach jam


I LOVE making jam.  My kids eat it all year, and it makes great gifts.  Peach season is in full swing, and I love making jam with them.  Here is a great recipe.  Instead of using sure-jell or pectin, I use all natural dutch gel.  It can be found at bulk food stores, amish country stores, etc. I love it and it seems to work much better, and it is cheaper than the boxed pectin.

Peach Jam

4 cups prepared peaches (I peel, pull out the pit, then throw the peach in the blender)

1 tsp lemon juice

5 1/2 cups sugar

1 tsp margarine

1/3 cup dutch jell or 1 box sure jell pectin (or any boxed pectin)


1) Peel, pit and blend peaches.  You may also just mash them

2) Place blended peaches in a pot, add pectin and lemon juice (the lemon juice keeps the jam from turning darker).  I like a nice light colored jam. Especially if I am going to use them for gifts.

3) Bring to a boil, stir while boiling for 1 minute

4)Add sugar

5) Cook until boiling again

6)Stir while boiling for one minute again

7)Place into prepared jars, leaving 1/4″ head space

8)Process in water bath canner for 10 minutes


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